Beneficiary Deeds in Colorado

When preparing your estate plan, you may be thinking about the needs of your loved ones. You want to keep the process of getting their inheritance easy, quick, and with as little pain and heartache as possible. Preparing your assets now, not later, means you can focus on making the most of your time with … Read More

Trust School | Tuesday, May 16th

Discover Trust School 101 at the Erie Community Library. Elevate your estate planning knowledge and learn how to set up a trust or update your existing documents. Join us on May 16, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Secure your spot today by emailing Don’t miss this chance to work with The Germany Law Firm and shape your legacy through comprehensive trust education.

I Have A Trust, Now What

So you’ve established a Trust. You’ve named the Beneficiaries and the Trustee. You’ve also signed all the paperwork. Now that you’ve checked all the boxes, where do you go from here? What is a Trust? Trusts are a form of fiduciary relationship where one party (the Grantor; see below) gives a second party (the Trustee; … Read More

Responsibilities Of A Trustee

When you are working on your estate plans and setting up trusts, there are many details you need to be aware of. Not only do you need to select the right trustee to administer your trust, but you must fully understand the responsibilities of a trustee so you can make an educated decision about who … Read More

Who Needs A Trust?

Trusts are one of the best estate planning tools available for those hoping to ensure their assets are passed onto their beneficiaries as intended. However, it may only sometimes be clear whether setting up a trust fits in with your estate plans and financial goals. When unsure whether a trust is appropriate or needs help … Read More

The Basics of Trust Litigation

More money, and more problems don’t just apply to the numbers in your bank account. It also applies to trusts that involve multiple parties, assets, and the uniquely human interpersonal dynamics that leave trusts open for litigation. What is trust litigation? Trust litigation occurs when the trustees and beneficiaries disagree about trust assets. It involves … Read More

How to Contest a Will in Colorado

A will is designed to protect and respect the wishes of the testator (the person writing the will). So, what happens when the current state of a will is not expressing the testator’s wishes?  If you are a will beneficiary and notice that the will has been altered by undue influence or that the testator … Read More

How to Choose the Key People to Assist in Estate Planning Roles

Estate plans involve many moving parts. Said moving parts involve different roles, and from there, each role requires unique personal traits. Read on for an overview on the key people involved in an estate plan and how to choose them. What roles are involved in an estate plan? Before you can make decisions around choosing … Read More

How Estate Planning Can Help Children and Adults with Mental Illness

Estate planning for adults and children with mental illness presents unique challenges. These challenges, however, don’t have to become roadblocks. Read on for an overview on mental health-informed estate planning options and the benefits they entail. Why mental health matters in estate planning? Mental illness feels like an invisible, abstract concept, but the National Alliance … Read More

Can A Guardianship Be Terminated?

Are you or someone you know under an adult guardianship?  Has the situation changed from the time the guardianship was created?  Are you or the person under guardianship now able to make their own healthcare decisions? Should the guardianship be terminated? Can the guardianship be terminated? Before we get to how to terminate a guardianship, … Read More

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